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Since 1977

Since 1977, First Wilshire has been serving high net-worth individuals and institutional investors guided by a value philosophy: recognizing companies with great prospects at an attractive price. Our Portfolio Managers and Analysts have the energy and tenacity to find such companies, and the patience to hold a position until other investors recognize its value. This discipline applied to undiscovered companies with small capitalization is the most distinguishing characteristic of our firm. Our dedication to performing in-depth, internally-generated research has allowed First Wilshire to attract a loyal following of like-minded professionals and investors.


First Wilshire Celebrates 40 Years

First Wilshire is not prone to celebrating success and milestones, and in fact we are rather superstitious about it, but we’re proud to note that 2017 marks First Wilshire’s 40 year anniversary serving our clients. We’ve been “Detecting Value Since 1977,” and surviving this many years is an accomplishment in itself, but doing so with […]

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First Wilshire Welcomes Cristian Pedroza

We are pleased to announce that Cristian Pedroza has joined First Wilshire as our new Trader. He brings with him nearly a decade of trading experience which includes trading our style of small-cap and international investments. Cristian holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. We welcome Cristian to the […]

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Interest Rates Effect on Performance

 So how do stock markets, and in particular small caps, perform during rising rate cycles? The table below, produced by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), shows small stocks (the S&P 600 and Russell 2000) have tended to outperform larger stocks (S&P 500) when interest rates rise. Rising interest rates do not automatically spell doom for stocks. […]

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Great Companies

Great Companies One of the best ways to outperform is to identify “great companies.” In this spirit, our research team set time aside this quarter to describe and debate what factors make a great company. We focused on how a company becomes and stays great, which helps us in our search for new companies, and […]

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